Working with Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad MS-Word

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Apple's iPad finally gets a share of Microsoft Office programs including Word, which officially rolled out March of this year.

The arrival of Office for iPad then has offered users an option to replace their laptops with a tablet for document processing. And so some users did go for a tablet replacement, but later on realized the need for external keyboards to do lots of typing in Office easier.

To increase the iPad's productivity, Bluetooth keyboards for iPad come to play.

Emphasized in this content are essential keyboard shortcuts for iPad users of external keyboards, to become more productive in using Word for iPad.

iPad Word Editing and Formatting Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Key Functions – Shortcut Key Combinations

Cut                              - Command + X
Copy                           - Command + C
Paste                           - Command + V
Select/Highlight All      - Command + A
Undo action                 - Command + Z
Redo action                 - Command + Y
Bold text                      - Command + B
Italicize text                 - Command + I
Underline text              - Command + U

Cursor Navigation Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Key Functions                               – Shortcut Key Combinations

Move cursor to the beginning of current line - Command + Left Arrow
Move cursor to the end of current line           - Command + Right Arrow
Move cursor to the start of a document         - Command + Arrow Up
Move cursor to the end of a document          - Command + Arrow Down
Move cursor to the right by one word             - Option + Arrow Right
Move cursor to the left by one word               - Option + Arrow Left
Move cursor up by one paragraph                 - Option + Arrow Up
Move cursor down by one paragraph            - Option + Arrow Down
Select text from right, left, up and down        - Shift + Arrows (up, down, left, right)
Select word to the left                                     - Shift + Option + Arrow Left
Select word to the right                                   - Shift + Option + Arrow Right
Select paragraph above                                 - Shift + Option + Arrow Up
Select paragraph below                                  - Shift + Option + Arrow Down
Select from current position to end of line      - Shift + Command + Arrow Right
Select from current position to the beginning of line  - Shift + Command + Arrow Left
Select from current position to the beginning of a document  - Shift+Command+Arrow Left
Select from current position to the end of document    - Shift+Command+Arrow Down

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